Sunday, August 30, 2009


The article "Quiet gender gap hits collegiate balance" by the editor made me realize what matters in college. College has been around for a very long time and you would think that more guys go to college then girls right? well, you all are wrong because more girls are going to college than guys right now. In my opinion, boys are not doing well and going on to college for many different reasons.

This article says that "boys are greater than 50% more likely than girls to repeat grades in elementary school. More than one third are likely to drop out of high school and twice as likely to have a learning disability". I agree with this because school comes easier to girls. Most guys struggle with reading and writing. A lot of boys find school boring and they can't pay attention as well.

A lot of boys think that what they want to do when they are older doesn't involve going to college. Some examples are if they want to join the military, if they want to become a chef, and even if they want to be an airplane or auto mechanic. Most of these things require going to a trade school and not a 4 year college. I also believe the only reason boys are going to college is on an athletic scholarship or they just want to party. On the other hand girls really do go to college to get an education and try to better themselves.

What matters is how to get more boys to graduate from high school and go on to college and graduate from college too. I don't know how they will do that, but I am sure a girl will figure it out.

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